Change up lunch a little with this salad recipe! Great for a mid-day “snack” if you’re planning to eat dinner on the later side. I know what you’re thinking Prosecco in the middle of the day or at work? But it’s only a little, I promise you won’t be stumbling to the office meeting or not able to drive home a few hours later.
This salad is incredible even for dinner also. It’s light and flavorful. I love mixing fresh fruits and vegetables with a citrus for a homemade salad dressing. Making your own dressings can cut a lot of fat and calories from your diet. They’re so easy you can make a large batch or just a bit for you salad. The Prosecco adds a little zing to the palette for this special salad. Make sure to comment below and tell me whatcha think!
Salad: 2-3 Servings
- 2 Apples-cored and sliced thinly
- 1 bulb fennel- sliced thinly
- 2-3 slices of red onion
- ¼ cup pine nuts-toasted
- Fresh thyme leaves
In a dry sauté pan on medium heat, toast pine nuts for 3-5 minutes.
- 2 tablespoons of good cold-pressed olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of Italian Prosecco- (champagne can be used also)
- 1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp of minced garlic
- 1/2 shallot- chopped finely
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Fleur De Sel salt
Add all ingredients to a Mason jar or empty container. Shake well. Shake again when ready to use. Store in cool place for 4-5 days.
Add sliced fennel, apples and onion into a bowl. Pour on salad dressing and mix until coated. On a plate stack fennel, apples, and onion. Top with toasted pine nuts and fresh thyme leaves.